Euphoria= a mental and emotional condition in which a person experiences intense feelings of well-being, elation, happiness, excitement, and joy.
That’s how I feel since I arrived in New York City
I just got back from an appointment and on my way home I passed the Union Square farmers market. I picked up a shot of wheat grass, bought my favorite fresh baked bread and got a hold of a piece of organic chicken. Boy I felt like the happiest girl on the planet with my purchases and I think it showed. I walked into the subway station when a homeless person looked up at me and the biggest smile appeared on his face. He started waving at me and we locked eyes. I took a moment to smile back and to greet him, it was a beautiful moment. A smile goes a long way!
Living in a new place brings wonderful and exciting new energy. I think of us as modern gypsies, we move around the country, lived in many places and love traveling in our RV. Before we can get bored we are already onto something new. Never a dull moment in our lives. We make bald decision, when things feel right we move forward without hesitation, and it’s magical to see everything fall into place. I never thought we’d be moving back to NY but I’m SO happy we did. We are in a new phase in our lives and this city has so much to offer!
We moved from a big house + yard to a one bedroom apartment and got rid of a lot of stuff. It took weeks to go through all our belongings, it was a lot of work but it felt great to shed of the things we no longer need; cleansing! Surprisingly living in a much smaller place is so much fun. It’s cosy, easy to clean, and what I love about this apartment is that the kitchen is part of the living room, great for entertaining.
The weather here is slightly different than in Miami 😉 I’ve been craving potatoes, soups, hot cereal; everything that makes me feel warm and full. I love this very-easy-to-make Split pea soup, it brings back a lot of childhood memories and after eating a big bowl I feel satisfied and full for many hours afterwards. This soup is laden with veggies and nature’s antibiotics; onion and garlic. A great way to keep the flu and cold symptoms at bay. My hubby isn’t a big fan of split pea soup, so when he asked for seconds I knew I nailed it!
- 7 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups dried green split peas (rinsed)
- 1 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 2 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- garnish: (optional)
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 2 tbsp carrots, shredded
- In a large pan or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour until peas are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Take out the bay leaves and blend the soup smooth in a blender, return to pan. If you like the soup to be thinner, just add some more vegetable broth.
- Garnish with shredded carrots and green onion. Add salt to taste.
- I highly recommend finishing this dish with some nutmeg, it's delicious!